The Kent Health and Wellbeing Board was established by the Health and Social Care Act 2012. With effect from 1 April 2013 it became a committee of Kent County Council.
The Kent Health and Wellbeing Board leads and advises on work to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Kent through joined up commissioning across the NHS, social care, public health and other services.
The Board’s statutory functions are to:
· Prepare a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
· Encourage integrated working between health and social care commissioners including making arrangements under Section 75 of the National Health Service Act 2006
Prior to April 2013 the Health and Wellbeing Board operated in a shadow form.
The Health and Wellbeing Board has established a series of sub-committees known as local health and wellbeing boards. The local Health and Wellbeing Boards lead and advise on the development of Clinical Commissioning Group level integrated commissioning strategies and plans, ensure effective local engagement and monitor local outcomes. They focus on improving the health and wellbeing of people living in their CCG area through joined up commissioning across the NHS, social care, district councils, public health and other services to secure better health and wellbeing outcomes in their areas and better quality of care for all patients and care users.
More information about local health and wellbeing boards can be found here.
With effect from April 2018 Kent and Medway have formed Joint Health and Wellbeing Board as a sub committee of the Kent Health and Wellbeing Board and the Medway Health and Wellbeing Board. Papers for the Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board can be accessed here.
It is intended that the Kent Health and Wellbeing Board will continue to meet once each year.
Support officer: Ann Hunter. 03000 416287